[Ontbirds]WNY Dial-a-Bird 31 Jul 2008

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Fri Aug 1 06:59:08 EDT 2008


- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 07/31/2008
* NYBU0807.31
- Birds mentioned
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  RED CROSSBILL
  WHIP-POOR-WILL
  SANDHILL CRANE
  Red-shouldered Hawk
  Semipalmated Plover
  Sanderling
  Semipalm. Sandpiper
  Least Sandpiper
  American Woodcock
  Bonaparte's Gull
  Common Tern
  Forster's Tern
  Black-billed Cuckoo
  Red-headed Wdpkr.
  Acadian Flycatcher
  Purple Martin
  Common Raven
  Hermit Thrush
  Wood Thrush
  Bl.-thr. Green Warb.
  Pine Warbler
  Common Yellowthroat
  Hooded Warbler
  Scarlet Tanager
  Eastern Towhee

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  Hotline: Dial-a-Bird at the Buffalo Museum of Science
  Date:             07/31/2008
  Number:           716-896-1271
  To Report:        Same
  Compiler:         David F. Suggs (dfsuggs at localnet com)
  Coverage:         Western New York and adjacent Ontario
  Website:          www.BOSBirding.org

  Thursday, July 31, 2008

  Dial-a-Bird is a service provided by your Buffalo Museum of  Science 
and this answering system was donated by the Buffalo  Ornithological 
Society. Press (2) to leave a message, (3)  for updates, meeting and 
field trip information and (4) for  instructions on how to report 
sightings and use this system.  To contact the Science Museum, call 
896-5200.

  Highlights of reports received July 24 through July 31 from  the 
Niagara Frontier Region include RED CROSSBILL, WHIP-
  POOR-WILL and SANDHILL CRANE.

  Following last week's report of 12 RED CROSSBILLS in Orchard  Park, 
on July 25, a flock of 50 RED CROSSBILLS near Lake  Ontario, at Oakland 
Rural Cemetery, on Route 18 in the  Niagara County Town of Porter.

  July 27 in the Town of Wainfleet, Ontario, 3 WHIP-POOR-WILLS  and an 
AMERICAN WOODCOCK were heard and seen along Wilson  Road, bordering the 
Wainfleet Bog, off Highway 3.

  Also in Ontario, at the western edge of the BOS study  region, 
SANDHILL CRANES were reported breeding again this  year on the banks of 
the Grand River, on River Road near  South Cayuga Road in the Town of 
Dunnville. The cranes are  said to have been in the area for many 
years. Shorebirds at  Rock Point Park in Dunnville included 
SEMIPALMATED PLOVER,  SANDERLING, LEAST SANDPIPER and SEMIPALM. 
SANDPIPER, plus 13  winter plumage BONAPARTE'S GULLS and 250 COMMON 
TERNS.

  Back to New York State, at Chestnut Ridge Park in Orchard  Park, 
breeding birds still singing in the park were  highlighted by 3 ACADIAN 
FLYCATCHERS, 3 HERMIT THRUSHES and  a PINE WARBLER, plus WOOD THRUSH, 
BL.-THR. GREEN WARB.,  COMMON YELLOWTHROAT, HOODED WARBLER, SCARLET 
TANAGER and  EASTERN TOWHEE.

  From Cattaraugus County this week - a juvenile RED-
  SHOULDERED HAWK at the Valentine Flats Road parking lot at  Zoar 
Valley. Along the south branch of Cattaraugus Creek  near the Village 
of Cattaraugus, an unexpected DUNLIN.

  Other reports - at the Wilson Piers on Lake Ontario, 2  FORSTER'S 
TERNS among several COMMON TERNS. RED-HEADED  WDPKR. continues at the 
mouth of Silver Creek in Dunkirk.  And in the Genesee County Town of 
Bethany, after a 13 year  wait, 6 PURPLE MARTINS at a nest box on 
Francis Road. Also  on Francis Road, BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO and 2 COMMON 
RAVENS.

  Dial-a-Bird will be updated Thursday evening, August 7.  Please call 
in your sightings by noon Thursday. You may  report sightings after the 
tone. Thank you for calling and  reporting to Dial-a-Bird.

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